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6 October 1987 Optical Fiber Chemical Sensing Networks
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Many industrial processes or other phenomena of interest cannot be measured with conventional instruments because they are too hot, too cold, highly radioactive, or other-wise inaccessible to direct observation. Nuclear wastes stored in underground repositories, for example, will require in-situ monitoring. A new technology that uses long distance fiber optics to transmit laser-excited fluorescence now makes it possible to remotely monitor such installations via optical fiber cables at distances up to one kilometer. The applications are listed below. - Sampling of remote locations - Multipoint sampling with single instrument - Measurements in inaccessible locations - Coping with aggressive environments - Avoiding contamination - Continuous monitoring
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Norman L. Thomas and Tomas B. Hirschfeld "Optical Fiber Chemical Sensing Networks", Proc. SPIE 0787, Optical Techniques for Sensing and Measurement in Hostile Environments, (6 October 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940679
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